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care and health reform joining from us montana. senator, the dream that would never die included passing health reform. what is the likelihood of having that happen? you've been involved in all the key negotiations. >> ironically, i think the spirit and passion of ted's will be even stronger now. his passing is unfortunate but i think that's the case. i've never known a more effective legislator. i think ted kennedy is the great aent most effective legislator in modern american times. he was so passionate and worked so hard, a gifted speaker but then he would sit down and work out an agreement and compromise. and realize, okay. there was two sides of this. let's figure out how to get this passed. and the personal touch. we all know personal stories of ted and a very small one in my case, i was home one night and my mother was there and ted and my mother got the into this long, wonderful conversation and pretty soon became good pen pals. ted would write thank you notes to people. in this internet age nobody writes thank you notes but ted did. it was amazing how many people he did
. tom brokaw with us from montana. guys, thanks very much for your time. i appreciate it. >>> we'll continunu >> plenty of sunshine out here. we will not see a good chance of showers until friday. going to be pretty warm out there. 90 degrees today. not a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. 90 on the shores of ocean city. >> that's your latest weather. >>> al, thanks very much. there is much more to come on this wednesday morning here on "today." but first, these messages. >>> back at 7:43 with more on the death of massachusetts senator ted kennedy. one of the senator's most powerful and touching speeches came exactly one year before his death. the site was denver, colorado, and the 2008 democratic national convention. >> for me, this is a season of hope. new hope for a justice and fair prosperity for the many, and not just for the few. new hope. and this is the cause of my life. new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every american, north, south, east, west, young, old, will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege! we c
it was an indian reservation in montana, west virginia, rural vermont, trying to get a sense for it and their -- there are some real distinct distances. we talked about using technolog and high level classis, la of quality teachers which is rural and urban, teacher housing is a big piece. and so we need to touch everybody and these challenges areot unique to suburban or urban or rural areas. it is interesting w look at the 2000 high schools would call dropout factories. 50% or urban, % suburban, 20% for all. this is a national problem. and so our resources have to be distributed across the board and we want to find the best in every single area at t end of the day the lessons we can lea from those different communities i think we will get into many similarities that will foster this improvement we need across the board and not just in that particular set. i will take two more. one, too. then i will tn it over. >> thank you, mr. secreta. i am the chief technology officer from schools of electrologists in louianan. i would like to ask you from your vantage point what do you thi
is the major players. very close to the hospitals. senator bacus, very close to the hospitals in montana. cuts in nursing homes and health agencies. on a proportionately basis. i don't want you to get into debate here, for the point of seniors, benefits are not changing. paying nursing home less for their posthospital stay, ising that go to affect your care? they're trying to slow the growth rate saying, if we are going to cover 47 million people the money has got to come from some place. ising that going to affect benefits -- is that going to affect benefits? it could. host: what's a d.r.g. guest: diagnosis related group. host: what is it and how is it part of medicare part a? comboip there was reform in the early 1980's. if you were a hospital you sent in your costs for everything, the nurses, the laundry list, medicare paid your cost. it led to rampant inflation. congress said we're going to figure out what the cost of a heart bypass operation is, everything, and we are going to tell the hospital in philadelphia that your total costs are $50,000 on average. call us later. so the average hos
at the percentage of job seekers in rural versus urban areas, that have monster profiles, and billings montana, 11.1% of the workforce in billings montana had a monster.com job profile. contrasthat with boston, where 29.7%. so not only is it a much larger area, so from a number standpoint, but the percentage is nearly -- it isver three times. nearly four times that of a rural area. you have to dig in and ask herself why. do just make week job-search empler, there are also jobs in those rural areas and. you know, i did this exercise yesterday where we put a map on the wall. a few days ago. would put a map on the wall and we did a darville becse we wanted to try to test ourselves, not stack the deck, where do we go. we came up with pikesville, kentucky. so you are probably familiar. it's a little bit to the east but it is definitely a rural area and did you go to the next slide here you will see that in this rural area of the pikesville, kentucky, you know, when you do a job search on monster you are going find four or 500 jobs in that commutable distance of pico, many of them in pikesville. but wha
over the place, anyone who has access to this website. to be able to take what a colleague in montana or florida or new hampshire has done and use it or create your own new lesson plan from it will be a unique feature. it will create new community on docsteach, as well. we're looking forward to seeing that. >> one last question. you see that the workers are beginning to come users. -- ec that these lurkers are becoming users? as people are on the site, do they become more comfortable answer to contribute? >> yes, i think it is important to post as much variety as possible. the people that come on this side who are reading and viewing, they might not just have something like a question that has been posed but they have strong feelings about certain subjects. something you post later, they might or might feel more comfortable. i think it is important to post a variety of questions about a variety of topics requiring a variety of answers. we don't want every answer to be an essay that someone needs to record sometimes, it should be yes or no because those cures are more likely to china a
. tomrow with us from montana. guys, thanks very much for your time. i appreciate it. >>> we'll continueur coverage on this story throughout morning. for now let's turn to al roker with a check of the mornins weather. >>> as we look out into the atlantic, we're keeping an eye on dutanceig rht nowbo 350 miles that's just north of the hispaniola. tr course this could become a icopde prprsi, a t a storm. moving right n west-northwest m 20iles per hour. still too ear to figure the track. some models bring it along the eastern seaboard over the weekend. a big potent rainker. also making a lot of rain right now, big storm system getting itself tother, kansas, into missouri, >>> good morning a. clear sky off to work and school this wednesday morning with temperatures in the 60s in the rural areas. near 70 in the nearby suburbs as well as in washington and near the bay. highs today reaching near 90 degrees, and we'll have lots of sun, a little more humid. tomorrow partly to mostly cloudy at times and cooler, a front coming through in the morning ushering in cooler air. and friday and saturday de
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